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COVID-19 vaccination programme

Vaccination – your questions answered

8th August 2021

Getting vaccinated How do we know if the vaccine has worked, is there a test afterwards? There are no tests that people can take after vaccination to indicate its effectiveness. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is reported to be up to 95% effective in preventing severe Covid-19 infection. The Moderna vaccine is reported to be 94.1% effective, […]

Extremely Rare Blood Clot FAQs

8th August 2021

Joint Committee on Vaccination (JCVI) statement An extremely rare adverse event of thrombosis (blood clots) and thrombocytopenia (low platelets – type of blood cell) have been noted after 1st vaccination with AstraZeneca. Click here for more information. This condition is also known as “vaccine induced thrombocytopenic thrombosis” (VITT) What is my risk of getting a […]

Extremely rare blood clots

8th August 2021

Extremely rare blood clots – Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine People aged between 18–40 will be offered an alternative vaccine as the risks are more finely balanced. Up to 30th June 2021, there were reports of 399 cases of extremely rare blood clots with low platelet counts in the UK in people who have received the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. […]

Astra Zeneca

8th August 2021

How does the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine work?   Watch the video below to find out more about the Oxford vaccine.

An overview of the vaccine programme

8th August 2021

Following extensive trials, four safe and effective vaccines for COVID-19 have been approved in the UK by regulators. Three are currently available. The fourth (Jannsen) will become available in due course. Vaccines are now being delivered in hundreds of hospital hubs, local vaccination services, and in local pharmacies. The NHS is continuing to prioritise people […]

Breastfeeding and COVID-19, latest advice

8th August 2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccination (JCVI) has recommended that the vaccine can be received by breastfeeding mothers. There is no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for breastfeeding mothers or for infants. Despite this, COVID-19 vaccines are not thought to be a risk to the breastfeeding infant, and the benefits of breastfeeding are well […]

Pregnancy and COVID-19, latest advice

8th August 2021

There is evidence of increased risks of premature birth and still births if a pregnant woman gets COVID-19. In both cases the risk more than doubles. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advises that pregnant women should be offered the COIVD-19 vaccine at the same time as the rest of the population, based […]

Fertility FAQs

8th August 2021

Can any of the vaccines affect fertility? No – there is nothing in the vaccine that can affect the fertility of women or men Is it safe to try for a baby straight after the vaccine? Yes – there is no need to avoid pregnancy after the vaccine Can I have the vaccine during fertility […]

Vaccines versus variants of concern

8th August 2021

While we are learning more, we need to do everything possible to stop the spread of the virus in order to prevent mutations that may reduce the efficacy of existing vaccines. Vaccines are a critical tool in the battle against COVID-19, and there are clear public health and lifesaving benefits to using the tools we […]

Resources directory

8th August 2021

Resources for all Standard operating procedure – vaccine deployment in community services Public Health England Covid-19 Vaccine Resource Centre, Public Health England Vaccine Communications Toolkit for Adult Social Care COVID-19 vaccine information for social care staff COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for all women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding […]